Pack the 5th Ward COPA Meeting

July 24, 2018 - 6 PM - 8 PM

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago, The People's Lobby, Chicago Socialists - ISO, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation

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In a poor attempt to respond to CPD’s murder of Harith Augustus, Leslie Hairston has scheduled a Town Hall ward meeting w/ COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability). This isn’t good enough. This is not the reaction that the community demands in the wake of Harith Augustus’ murder. This was a decision to save face for her request for more policing in South Shore and the displacement of its residents as a result of the gentrification of the neighborhood.

As such, we call on all volunteers and social justice organizations to join us in packing out this ward meeting. We are bringing our demands directly to her and demanding that the community’s concerns be heard.

Our demands are as follows:

Transparency: All audio, video and officer names who shot Snoop and/or brutalized protesters be released to the public.

Immediate termination of all above named officers

All officers involved in the death of Harith “Snoop” Augustus be charged with murder.

Full civilian accountability via CPAC, & nothing less

That the City divest from policing by ending the funding of the $95 million police academy and gang data base & invest in community-driven public programs like rent control and expansive healthcare services.

That the City decriminalize the survival economy and stop street harassment by CPD

That Rahm Emanuel and Kim Foxx break their silence and bring charges, terminations and community-driven accountability for the appalling murders of Harith “Snoop” Augustus, Terrell Eason and Maurice Granton, Jr.

That Leslie Hairston condemns the murder of Harith “Snoop” Augustus publically, and listen to and stand with community demands-not Rahm’s plans-when it comes to over policing, police violence, gentrification, and displacement.

Please join us in solidarity as we hold CPD accountable, and in full support of those we’ve lost to police brutality